So you should be a nice person and do good stuff and blah, blah, blah. Good plan. You should.
Wait, you want more? Fine. Read on.
Here’s Where I Say Stuff
Doing bad stuff is bad. Doing good stuff is good.
Ugh. You want more? 🙄 Fine.
Look, we all want a better world. Not like better in a no work and free ice cream way, but in a I-forgot-my-wallet-and-that-guy-paid-for-my-coffee way. We want a world where people actually step up to help out and do nice things when we’re having a really crappy day.
Life can really suck. It’s hard. It’s messy. It’s also filled with all kinds of unexpected twists and turns that often work against us.
You know… this is really starting to become a long thing. Why not just do good stuff and blah, blah, blah.
Ugh. Fine. I’ll keep going.
Here’s Where I Explain Stuff
Look, we all want that good world. The thing is it’s not that far off. The problem is that it’s too much like the mysterious dude that occasionally snow blows my driveway.
What? You want me to explain. 😒 Ugh. Okay.
On occasion someone comes and snow blows my driveway. I don’t know who it is and it doesn’t happen all the time. It’s just that sometimes I go out to shovel it and the driveway is clean. The dude (or dudette) kicks ass. Very cool.
Do I have to explain why that matters? Can’t you just do good stuff and blah, blah, blah?
Fine. Look, we all want someone to come into our lives and clear out all the stuff that’s making it difficult. We all want someone to alleviate some of the problems we’re dealing with.
But there’s one glaring issue.
Here’s Where You Say “Oh! Brilliant!”
When we want good things to happen in the world, we’re constantly wondering when someone else will do good stuff and blah, blah, blah.
“There’s a discarded wrapper on the ground. Someone should pick that up.”
“That person looks sad. Someone should share a smile with him.”
“The sets at the kids’ school plays could use some work. Someone needs to fix that.”
You know, I’m about done with this post and other stuff, so I’ll cut to the chase: that someone is you. Don’t wait for someone else to do what you can do.
Just do good stuff and blah, blah, blah.
Alright. I’m done with this. I think I’ll go take a nap.
Right after I tidy up, tell someone they’re important, and blah, blah, blah.